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Site Provides a Single Resource for Multiple Industries

Originally Published MPMN July 2004


Site Provides a Single Resource for Multiple Industries (click to go to site).

Melody Lee

Providing content for more than 30 industries, Knovel Corp. (New York City) offers engineers and designers a Web-based desktop research tool. Relevant topics include plastics and rubbers, adhesives, coatings, sealants, inks, electronics, and metals. The service uses a search engine that allows users to access textbooks, reference materials, databases, and academic papers. 

The interactive infoware feature enables the use of live tables, graphic applets, and equation solvers. These tools can assist product designers in narrowing down options for materials based on design parameters. About 15,000 pages are added to the service per month. 

According to Knovel's CEO, Christopher Forbes, the service reduces research and analysis time by 75%, saving up to seven hours a week. Costs start at $500 per desktop workstation. The firm currently has more than 21 million engineers subscribed, with users in more than 30 industries. 

Knovel is offering a seven-day free trial to qualified members of the plastics and rubber industries. These individuals include product designers, engineers, and polymer scientists. 

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